You have to love her devotion to her father’s memory.
Ten Seconds to Dead (Ten Seconds Book 1) by L.A. Clayton released in January in the Adult, Thriller genre.
Ten seconds may be all she has left …
Kate Edison witnesses her father’s death and, in order to keep his memory alive, decides to follow in his footsteps by joining the CIA. She molds herself into becoming exactly what the CIA is looking for—and captures their interest, both personally and professionally. But before she can finish the CIA process, Kate is offered a position as an espionage agent in another highly secretive government agency, which she accepts.
While completing her agency training, Kate is catapulted into a shadowy world where wealth and power are the ultimate goal, and those in charge will stop at nothing to get it. While on the job, Kate uncovers secrets that, if revealed, would cost her life, but if kept, could bring down a nation. Isolated and unsure of who to trust, she brings in a fellow agent, but pulling him into the web of conspiracy and lies puts a target on both their backs – and it will take every skill they’ve ever learned as agents to stay alive long enough to stop the enemy no one else can see.
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AUTHOR BIO:L.A. Clayton has been an avid reader her entire life, devouring books at an alarming rate. Her husband often jokes that if she didn’t buy so many books they could retire. She went to bed one night a reader and woke up with a fresh memory of a dream she’d had the night before, sat down and became a writer.
L.A. Clayton lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and their four young children. She makes time for writing in between wiping noses and packing lunches.
Hi! And thank you for being here!
Is there a romantic involvement with the mysterious agent she pulls into action? If so, can she tell us more about him?
Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog, I am excited to be here!
Your question for me regarding the mysterious agent that Kate pulls into the action is a good one. I don’t want to give away who is it, because, to many, it comes as a surprise. But let’s just start with the fact that he is y-u-m-m-y. Haha, for real though. He is smart, capable, attractive and has a gift for reading people. Kate drives him crazy though, because she does things that are very different than he expects. That takes him by surprise, because he always knows what to expect from people. It’s his area of expertise.
At the time in the book that Kate brings him in, she is at a crossroads, and has very few people that she can really trust. She has no one else to turn to, so she takes a chance on him, not at all sure whether or not it will work out. And if he is not who Kate thinks he is, it would mean terrible things for her.
He turns into much more than a confidant. He helps Kate wade through some seriously murky waters. He keeps her thoughts from going to dark places as more and more horrors come to light about her circumstances. He works with her to uncover the truth about the people she works for. Kate’s feelings for him aren’t a secret, and they grow consistently throughout the book. One thing she really respects about him is that he doesn’t treat her like the newbie she is, he treats her like a professional, like she is capable of doing difficult and downright terrifying things. He helps to keep her focused on the enemy and the task at hand, one step at a time.
I really love their relationship, I like the way the work together, and the mutual respect they have for one another. It only gets better in the second book, Ten Seconds to Pandemic, which will be available in May. They are a very fun people to write about, I enjoy their dynamic, and banter. I can’t wait to see where the third, and final, installment of the Ten Seconds series takes them.
This post is part of a Tour. You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2020/01/28/tour-sign-up-ten-seconds-to-dead-by-l-a-clayton/).
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